To all young digital enthusiasts from the Balkan region: The Balkan Digital Creators Program 2024 invites you to participate in an unprecedented journey of growth, connection, and influence.
Leaders Lead On-Demand (LLOD) is committed to bringing together a diverse group of digital creators with a keen interest in social impact. If you're a YouTuber, blogger, podcaster, or digital professional between the ages of 20 and 35 from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, or Slovenia, this is your calling.
Program Goals & Overview
The rise of digital media has introduced robust new voices but also challenges such as disinformation, flawed internet governance, and cybersecurity concerns. Our goal is to empower your online voice to become more socially engaged and contribute positively to the information space, enhancing digital literacy and awareness of social issues.
From February 4-17, 2024, participants will explore political discourse, coverage of social issues, and social activism in the digital age in the U.S. You'll be exposed to best practices in digital marketing, content promotion, digital storytelling, and building online organizations.
Workshops Tailored for Impact
Three intensive workshops will anchor your learning experience:
- Digital Literacy in Global and Local Contexts
- The Role of New Media Influencers in Social Activism
- Entrepreneurship and Digital Organization Structure
These workshops are designed to build your skills in evaluating and communicating information, recognizing disinformation, and learning new tools to counter it. You'll explore social media's role in activism and learn to build a digital organization from the ground up.
Experiential Learning & Industry Insights
While in the U.S., visits to media and communication organizations, digital startups, studios, and cultural institutions will deepen your engagement with the new information space and strengthen your voice as a digital creator.
Engagement & Deliverables
A final workshop will see you designing a media campaign related to social issues relevant to your country, which could be showcased at a DCN Global event in 2024, with mini-grants awarded for implementation.
Further Connection Opportunities
Post-program, you'll have the chance to connect with DCN Global on March 12-13, 2024, at the Launching Event of the DCN Balkan Hub, with a focus on new media in the Balkan information space.
How to Apply
Don't miss this chance to be part of a select group of digital pioneers. Apply through the application form today and take a step towards becoming an influential digital creator who can lead on-demand. We are eager to see the social impact you will drive through your creativity and passion.
Deadline for applications: December 10, 2023
Join us in this exciting initiative and let's shape the future of digital media together. Apply now for the Balkan Digital Creators Program 2024 — where your journey as a digital influencer begins!